The multi-award winning designer behind the Basilica Couture label, Ms Panatou, has been a pioneer in the Australian bridal fashion industry for over 30 years. Her Greek heritage inspired her to use the name “Basilica”,for her distinguished label and salon. She was one of the first Australian...Read More...
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Known for her signature sleeves, cuffs and collars, Ms Panatou triumphs over couture with incredible imagination,craftsmanship and exceptional tailoring that enhances all body shapes. Her gowns are dedicated to a chic, sophisticated woman who demands a refined but modern luxury for this fabulous occasion. They can be assured that their gowns will be personally supervised by her from design to finish as each gown is created with passion, like a work of art. Ms Panatou's gowns are born with splendid fluidity of the skilful couturiere synonymous with exciting innovation and striking femininity. She creates sensuality in a playful game of transparencies, tailored lines, plunging necklines and long vents. The refined elegance of each creation are made of exquisite fabrics such as satin, faille, velvets, chiffons and laces. These are the materials, which enhance the extraordinary simplicity of the gowns, created by this great couturiere. The results is a relaxing, memorable experience, personal service and a gown and accessories that truly compliment the client's personality, style and occasion. Ms Panatou brings to her work a unique ideology that was developed early in her youth by her Greek parents who had nobly migrated here from Cyprus in the mid 50's and her label "Basilica" comes from the Greek word meaning "Queen". Ms Panatou's love for fashion was born in her and her career as a designer seemed destined from being a child when she first started to design her own clothes that were sewn by her mother's tailor. Immediately after Ms Panatou completed her education fashion design, she was awarded "Gown Of The Year" in one of the most prestigious nation wide events in the bridal industry and years on, she has become one of the most celebrated couturieres and the recipient of numerous illustrious awards. Ms Panatou's breathtaking designs have been courted by the elite of Sydney's socialites and she was commissioned to design the wedding gown for the daughter-in-law of the previous Australian Governor General. The designer's aspirations for creating this illustrious gown for our national royalty was "European Princess" of course.
The origin of the name "Basilica",is the ancient Greek word meaning Queen.
With the news of the birth of the Royal baby, all new parents will reflect on the traditions of the Baptism and like the Royal couple, will incorporate their own style and signature on how they will introduce their new born into their own faith.
Badgley Mischka Shoes are available at the Basilica Couture salon.
An in house alterations service is provided at an additional fee.
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Thanks so much for all your help, you were amazing and I am recommending you and your work to anyone one who will listen.